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A film by Laura Cohen and Joe Winston based on the best-selling book by Thomas Frank. What's the Matter with Kansas? plunges deep into the heart of Middle America, offering an intimate portrait of the heartland conservatives who twice elected George W. Bush.
The author of What's the Matter with Kansas, One Market Under God, and most currently The Wrecking Crew. He is the founding editor of The Baffler, a contributing editor at Harper’s, and is also a regular columnist for The Wall Street Journal.
Chicago's mighty monologue mavens. Ow Myeye Productions and the Sweat Girls collaborated to produce The Motherlode.
One of Chicago's many excellent theater companies, Lifeline is known for stylish literary adaptations and children's theater. The Motherlode debuted at Lifeline Theatre in 1999.
A Chicago Theater company devoted to developing new work, often shows are free to the public.
Founded in 1966, Kartemquin produces artistic, challenging and socially relevant documentary films, including Hoop Dreams and The New Americans.
Chicago Production Company.
Television Production Company based in Chicago.
The Chicago chapter of the Independent Feature Project, a networking organization for independent filmmakers to form communities and find commercial opportunities for their work.
IDA is a non-profit member service organization, which provides publications, benefits and a public forum to documentary filmmakers and their supporters.
The AIVF has been giving independent filmmakers a voice since 1973. It also publishes the magazine, The Independent.
Chicago's largest film school features many programs, screenings and opportunities.
Located in Chicago, Loyola now features a Center for Global Media and Documentary Studies.
Chicago-based musical duo of Itzi Rothowski on guitar and Redd Klaatz on drums. Featured on Dr. Demento and finalists in the Japan Open, their eclectic music defies simple description.
Electro-audio-visual compositions and performances.
Named after the 1999 public works project, this musical ensemble sets the history and geography of the Prairie state to a dynamic rock and roll soundtrack.
Chicago musician, actress and cable access TV host.
A leaderless monthly bike ride through Chicago's streets.
Advocacy group which works to improve the bicycling environment in the region.